Tickets for the 2015 OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway are now available for purchase online. The OPTIMA Invitational, now in its eighth year, occurs the first week of November immediately following the SEMA show.
This year’s event is set for Nov. 7-8, bringing together a diverse field of about 100 competitors, according to organizers. The field will include qualifiers from the nine Search for the Ultimate Street Car events. These events are showcased in the corresponding MAVTV network series, “OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car,” which airs on Fridays at 8 p.m. EST.
“We’ve spent the last year traveling to the nation’s most iconic tracks searching for the highest-performing street cars across the country and invited them to compete in Vegas with the best of the best,” said Cam Douglass, director of marketing for OPTIMA Batteries. “With 100 of the country’s top street cars coming together for this final event, the competition will be fierce, and there’s no telling who will come out on top.”
Tickets, $30 each, include entry for both days, according to OPTIMA. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. each day, with competition events beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The event takes over the Outside Road Course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and is the perfect venue for the various demanding challenges the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational offers participants.
Each challenge tests the limits of both the car’s and driver’s ability at every turn, and the performance from each challenge affects the participant’s overall score, according to OPTIMA. This year’s challenges include the Falken Tire Hot Lap Time Trial, Detroit Speed & Engineering Autocross, Wilwood Disc Brakes Speed Stop Challenge and the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Performance Design Challenge.